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Dominic Preziosi

Dominic Preziosi ,
Editor

Dominic Preziosi joined Commonweal in 2012 as digital editor and has been its editor since 2019. He is also the host of The Commonweal Podcast. Dominic was educated at Fordham University, Brooklyn College, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Lisa.

Matthew Boudway ,
Senior Editor

Matthew Boudway joined the Commonweal staff in 2006. He grew up in Arizona and was educated at Yale, Oxford, and Boston University. He has worked as a farmhand, a bookseller, and an English teacher in France, and was for two years an editor at First Things. He lives in Harlem.

Regina Munch ,
Associate Editor

Regina Munch joined the Commonweal staff in 2016. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she studied humanities at Villanova University and received her master’s degree in history at Boston College. Her work has been published in the Progressive, America, and elsewhere. She lives in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

Griffin Oleynick ,
Associate Editor

Griffin Oleynick arrived at Commonweal in January 2018 as the magazine’s first John Garvey Writing Fellow and joined the staff in May 2018.

Isabella Simon ,
Managing Editor

Isabella Simon joined Commonweal in 2019. She was raised in Chicago and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in English. She currently lives in Manhattan.

Miles Doyle ,
Special Projects Editor

Miles Doyle joined Commonweal in 2022 as special projects editor. A graduate of Fordham University, he earned his MFA in Writing at the University of San Francisco. Before joining Commonweal, he was a developmental editor, most recently at HarperCollins. He lives in Washington Heights, New York, with his wife and their two young children.

Kendall Gunter ,
Editorial Assistant

Kendall Gunter joined Commonweal in 2022. He grew up in Virginia and now lives in Manhattan.

Ellen B. Koneck ,
Executive Director

Ellen Koneck became the executive director at Commonweal in 2022. Prior to this role, she held other positions at Commonweal—first as the editorial assistant, then as the community & events manager, and finally as a board member. Besides her work with Commonweal, Ellen has worked as an adjunct lecturer, acquisitions editor for an academic press, and the head writer for a research institute examining trends in the religious lives of young people. Ellen has her Master of Arts in religion from Yale Divinity School and lives in Minnesota with her husband and two sons.

Thomas Baker ,
Publisher

Thomas Baker has served as publisher at Commonweal since 2010. He began his publishing career as a business reporter, then worked for many years at the Wall Street Journal, where among other roles he oversaw the startup of the paper’s internet edition. He has degrees from Princeton and Columbia Business School. He and his wife live just outside Princeton, NJ, where he also works at a local parish as a permanent deacon in a variety of ministries.

James Hannan ,
Business Manager

James Hannan joined Commonweal in 2010. Prior to that, he held senior management positions at a number of professional and B2B publishing companies. He was educated at Seton Hall University and the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Rita, have three children and live in New Jersey.

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